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What does persistent fatigue indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: I am always tired and can't wait to sit down or go to bed. I rarely have trouble sleeping but I do not wake refreshed. I am also tired of saying I'm tired. I have hypertension-medicated, bilateral trigeminal neuralgia repaired surgically and medicated with 700mg Tegretol, I also take Omeprazole during the day and Pepcid at night. Fish Oil, Red Yeast Rice, Multivitamin, D3, Biotin, Colace x3, are also part of the regime. I also have had low sodium in the past.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (1 hour later)
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Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Tiredness can be due to several causes and causes like anemia, reduced kidney function, thyroid abnormalities and depression.
If you have had these tested, please upload the results. If not tested before, it may worth testing and excluding any serious illness.
In the meanwhile eat wholesome food, exercise minimum of 30 minutes a day and practice stress management techniques like relaxation exercises or yoga.

Since you have high blood pressure and unless you are on water pills, it is not advisable to take salt tablets without checking blood sodium.

Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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What does persistent fatigue indicate?

Brief Answer: Discussion follows Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. Tiredness can be due to several causes and causes like anemia, reduced kidney function, thyroid abnormalities and depression. If you have had these tested, please upload the results. If not tested before, it may worth testing and excluding any serious illness. In the meanwhile eat wholesome food, exercise minimum of 30 minutes a day and practice stress management techniques like relaxation exercises or yoga. Since you have high blood pressure and unless you are on water pills, it is not advisable to take salt tablets without checking blood sodium. Do get back to me if you have further queries.